Everything to know about the unprecedented HISD state takeover and the school district's future

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March 16, 2023 - 1:14pm

Critical Commentary

This newspaper article address the Texas State Education Agency's takeover of Houston's Independent School District the 8th largest district in the country. State officials unilaterally replace elected school board members and the Superintendent."The state-appointed managers will hold immense power. Per reporting by Dominic Anthony Walsh of Houston Public Media, "they can control the budget, school closures, collaborations with charter networks, policies around curriculum and library books, as well as hiring or firing the superintendent, among other important decisions. superintendent, among other important decisions."

The takeover reflects similiar tensions between State officials in Republican-led states and officials in demoncratic-led cities with racially minoritized populations nationwide including St. Louis and Jackson, Mississippi.


The Houston Chronicle,

March 15, 2023Updated: March 15, 2023 5:17 p.m.

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Nadine Tanio, "Everything to know about the unprecedented HISD state takeover and the school district's future", contributed by Nadine Tanio, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 16 March 2023, accessed 1 April 2023. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/everything-know-about-unprecedented-hisd-state-takeover-and-school-districts-future